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Block of Permafrost  

WT: 15.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Type:Misc
Merchant Value:2 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Atarak
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-01-09 08:23:51
Page Updated:Thu Mar 10th, 2011

Average Price: 500pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 40

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Permafrost Keep

Quests: This item is used in quests.

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Only drop in Permafrost
# Aug 01 2016 at 4:09 AM Rating: Default
Don't waste your time hunting these off Everfrost Ice Giants. THEY DO NOT DROP IT!
No warrior epic drops during revamp
# Aug 14 2013 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
It seems neither this block, nor the Heart of Frost from the goblin wizard, drops in Permafrost Keep during the annual time of the level 90 zone revamp.
# Nov 22 2011 at 6:29 PM Rating: Default
Quite a few of these dropped the other day while I was in Permafrost messing around, three to be exact.
very common
# Feb 12 2007 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
guess I'm extremely lucky, got several of these after about 10 kills.

Edited, Feb 9th 2010 7:33pm by Bethgin
very common
# Jan 04 2008 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
SoE must have nerfed the drop rate on this, camped 2 days straight and no Block of Permafrost. Been killing IGs next to the gate *and* close to Vox's lair.
very common
# Jun 16 2008 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
Definitely NOT common anymore.

7 Spawn cycles killing every giant except the ones in Vox's lair (Banishment be damned). That is ~9 giants per cycle (only killed once per day for 7 days) for a total of 63 Ice Giants and no Block of Permafrost yet.

What the heck is going on??
no trade?
# Sep 07 2006 at 6:06 AM Rating: Decent
Has this been changed to no trade? I can't find it in buyer window when I go to look it up.
what happened to giants
# Apr 10 2006 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
i have been all over pfkeep looking for ice giants to do wor epic there are alot of drakes bot no giants did they move them out of the zone or what 3 days now and not a giant in sight can some one please help
RE: what happened to giants
# Apr 11 2006 at 7:08 PM Rating: Good
Ungainly Ninja
6,998 posts
It was a bug, and should be back to normal shortly.
blocc of permafrost
# Feb 08 2006 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
I had cmaped the IG's in EF for about 5 hours and no dorp. This item does not drop in EF hence the name blocc of PERMAFROST. I went into PF with my 65 warr trying to get the heart and blocc. It took about 3 spawn cycles of about 30 min. each for the the blocc to drop for me. I spent about a total of an hour and a half waiting for it to drop, I also got some diamond dust off of the IG that dropped my BoPF :).
RE: blocc of permafrost
# Feb 08 2006 at 3:22 PM Rating: Good
Ungainly Ninja
6,998 posts
To try and cut down on confusion, I've split the entry for "an ice giant" in Permafrost out from the entry for the one in Everfrost. Sorry you wasted your time.
# Sep 24 2004 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
just drops of regular ice giants, still
Which Ice Giants drop this
# Feb 12 2004 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
60 posts
After checking this site I went to Everfrost and killed a number of Ice Giants and never got this to drop. After talking to another PC who was camping the "hall" I got the impression that it does not drop off of the IG'S in Everfrost. He told me that he has killed hundreds of them and had never seen the block of permafrost drop. I called on a few great guildies to see if they wanted to help me to kill the giants inside Permafrost, they showed up and we headed in to Permafrost and proceeded to kill all the IG'S around Vox's lair. Within about 20 minutes another PC who happened to be in an alliance guild showed up and joined us, and not much longer I got my block of permafrost from an a Ice Giant. On the next pull, another block dropped which the new guy took for a fellow guildie. The time that we spent killing IG's was about 1/2 hour, so I don't believe that this is a rare drop, unless you are killing the IG's in Everfrost =) Also on another note, there are other IG's in Permafrost who hang out near Vox that don't drop the block such as the Diplomat's and the Priests. All of these giants seem to have a TON of hp, so beware. And finally, to sum up this story, I feel one can assume that the Block of Permafrost does NOT drop off of the IG's in Everfrost but instead drops off the ones inside Permafrost.

P.S. While you're in Permafrost remember to kill some of the Gobby Wizards to get your Heart of Frost which you also need for epic. Smiley: grin

Well, I hope this helps some of you and saves you some time, so good luck to all of you brave warriors on getting your epic!!
Gollumum Gnollkiller
<Circle of Knowledge>
75 Warrior Lanys T'vyl

52 Paladin
Butcherblock EQ2
RE: Which Ice Giants drop this
# Feb 16 2004 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
PS make sure you bring a full group, the IGs tend to swarm in groups of 4 or so. Tried it last night with myself and a 52 shammy and we died before we could loot any. I lost a level too...
RE: Which Ice Giants drop this
# Jun 07 2005 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
Took down singles without any problems. Tried to pull one, ended up with two regular IGs and one IG cleric, had to flee.
drops off giant
# Feb 09 2004 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
drops off giants inside permafrost, the ones near where vox is.
drops off giant
# Feb 09 2004 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
drops off giants inside permafrost, the ones near where vox is.
NOT the Giants outside Perma
# Jan 05 2004 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
I have camped the Everfrost Ice Giants many many times. This DOES NOT drop off the giants outside, so I can only assume it does the ones inside. :)

And as for the Essence of Winter, it does drop off Everfrost giants and you can usually get them for cheap or free off folks camping cuz they don't sell for much to vendors and just take up space.
# Aug 24 2003 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Yeah there is a reason that the warrior epic takes days instead of hours, Its this "Common" piece, common my halfling *****
RE: Common
# Aug 26 2003 at 5:08 AM Rating: Default
This is on npc vendors for 209 pp on my server and sells in Bazaar for 100pp. Kinda common now.
# Jan 05 2003 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
PAYing 1k + for Block of Permafrost..
jarden ink
Not Outside
# Dec 12 2002 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
been camping the hell outta the ones in EF, have yet to see it drop, think that the claim that it drops off IG's in EF is a mistake. gonna camp em lotts more, should 1 drop i will add a new post.
It drops in Permafrost not Everfrost
# Mar 12 2003 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
"common" ????
# Nov 04 2002 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
I can't say much about these being "common", more along the lines or rare. I had a group camping the IG's in perma by kings room, we cleared every IG there was and only one of these dropped. Maybe was just a bad night to try for one. Round two is tonight, will post again with the results.
# Nov 08 2002 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
Just a follow up here. Camped the IG's in perma again the other day for these, in a 4 hour stretch we cleared all the IG's and only 2 of these dropped. So it seems the drop rate on these are pretty crappy. Just my 2 CP.
Everfrost Peaks
# Jul 09 2002 at 10:26 PM Rating: Default
12 posts
Does this drop in Everfrost Peaks or just off the Ice Giants in Permafrost??
Gonjinnx Buffdaddy
70 Shaman
Warriors of Wrath
Brell Serilis
# Feb 14 2002 at 12:23 AM Rating: Default
I wonder how much pp a warrior would pay for this... Lol
RE: Money
# Apr 05 2002 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
Being a less common drop, And an Epic quest item I could see someone paying 50-200pp (or even 1k) for one. I see bars of Melatite in Solsek being sold for 20-100pp all the time to Paladins and Rangers who dont want to camp the clockworks, or ruin their faction with Gnomes. (Mid-lvl Ronium Quests)

[ Especially considering how many people will offer 10pp for a stack of batwings in Commons. Where the merchants there sell them for 2g/stack ]

Edited, Fri Apr 5 10:38:16 2002
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 30 2003 at 6:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If this selled for under 500pp this would never be camped by a warrior, instead it would be camped by people in need of money, or just camped for the exp not the loot. I would easily drop 500 for this.
Common Drop
# Jan 04 2002 at 7:07 PM Rating: Good
I have gone several times to kill these things and haven't got one yet. These things are NOT common drop, they are more like Rare drop.

Also the Block of Perma Frost DOES NOT drop off the Ice Giants outside, it only drops off Ice Giants near Vox's Lair.
# Jul 03 2001 at 8:35 AM Rating: Default
is this item used in the making of the frost temper or not? i heard that ice giants drop an item for smithing with the frost temper, is this correct?
RE: Tempers
# Sep 04 2001 at 1:45 AM Rating: Excellent
No you're looking for essence of winter, which is dropped by Ice Giants. Good luck
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 16 2001 at 9:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) SHUT UP, yea you heard shut the *** up
#Anonymous, Posted: May 19 2001 at 2:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is for the warrior particle weapon quest. The Blade of War thing. Its pretty cool. But very very very hard to get. Sucks a lot to try and get it. Good luck all you warriors!!
sold one tonight
# Apr 22 2001 at 10:54 PM Rating: Default
was on a vox raid (wont get into details.. didnt go well) but one of these dropped... nobody wanted it so i looted... 15minutes later some guy comes in the zone auctioning to buy one for 1k.... so i didnt get my RBB... but i made 1k :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 18 2001 at 9:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The rarity has to be a mis-print. I went on a Vox raid two days ago and not one block dropped.
RE: misleading
# Jun 27 2002 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
i found it to be very common. Last night i was going to do bears in perma and we were jumped by about 6IGs after we killed them all and looted we found 2 blocks of permafrost.
RE: misleading
# Apr 30 2001 at 3:01 PM Rating: Default
it's common because it drops off of Ice Giants also
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